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highsea
08-19-2004, 03:59 PM
BAKER LAKE, Wash. (AP) - When state wildlife agents recently found a black bear passed out on the lawn of Baker Lake Resort, there were some clues scattered nearby -dozens of empty beer cans.
The bear apparently got into campers' coolers and used his claws and teeth to puncture the cans. And not just any cans -he appeared to favour one brand over another.

"He drank the Rainier and wouldn't drink the Busch beer," said Lisa Broxson, bookkeeper at the campground and cabins resort east of Mount Baker.

Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear did try one can of Busch, but ignored the rest. The beast then consumed about 36 cans of Rainier.

A wildlife agent tried to chase the bear from the campground, but the animal just climbed a tree to sleep it off for another four hours. Agents finally herded the bear away, but it returned the next morning.

Agents then used a large humane trap to capture it for relocation, baiting the trap with the usual: doughnuts, honey and, in this case, two open cans of Rainier.

That did the trick.

"This is a new one on me," Heinck said. "I've known them to get into cans, but nothing like this. And it definitely had a preference."

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-CM

Barbara
08-19-2004, 04:01 PM
CM,

I saw that on MSN.com. Loved it!! That bear's got a lot of potential to be a Ranier mascot!

Barbara

UWPoolGod
08-20-2004, 08:10 AM
I knew I could hold my liquor, but damn I have a hairy back! Just let me sleep!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

landshark77
08-20-2004, 08:46 AM
I bet this is the bear Lord Buckley was taking about in "God's Own Drunk". (Lyrics here (http://www.columbia.edu/~tdk3/drunk.html) .)

Wally_in_Cincy
08-20-2004, 09:24 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote landshark77:</font><hr> I bet this is the bear Lord Buckley was taking about in "God's Own Drunk". (Lyrics here (http://www.columbia.edu/~tdk3/drunk.html) .) <hr /></blockquote>

Dam that web page almost blinded me LOL

Somebody else did that song. David Bromberg? Jerry Jeff Walker? in the 70's

highsea
08-20-2004, 10:28 AM
Jimmy Buffet, man! "Living and Dying in 3/4 Time".

Great Album. /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

-CM

landshark77
08-20-2004, 02:05 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote landshark77:</font><hr> I bet this is the bear Lord Buckley was taking about in "God's Own Drunk". (Lyrics here (http://www.columbia.edu/~tdk3/drunk.html) .) <hr /></blockquote>

Dam that web page almost blinded me LOL

Somebody else did that song. David Bromberg? Jerry Jeff Walker? in the 70's <hr /></blockquote>

Highsea is right, it was Jimmy Buffett...until Buckley threatened to sue (or did sue, I can't remember) ...then in turn Buffett wrote the Lawyer and the [censored].
The only version I have heard is Jimmy's. It's a classic.